Friday, November 11, 2011

Hold your horses y'all

Being pregnant with twins past forty-weeks, plus posting a rather ridiculous video of yourself on the internet tends to get you some attention. And I'm not gonna lie - the attention was kinda fun. The flip-side of the this new-found "popularity" is that you have to keep people updated. Which twin-induced sleep deprivation makes a bit difficult.

A whole bunch of you have asked me when I'm going to post the twins' birth story and I promise I'm working on it. :-) It's about halfway done, but between keeping my kids alive with my body and trying to work through some of the more emotional aspects of their birth, the writing is slow going. The 2:30am and 5:30am feedings did not go well today, so I've decided just to get up and give up trying to go back to sleep. I've gotten dressed, am munching on a delicious asiago cheese bagel, am getting ready to down some coffee and gearing up to work some more on the birth story. Lofty I know, but it's worth a try. 

Here's the super-duper abridge basics:

I successfully had a natural, unmedicated birth with both boys, though Isaac's birth took some fighting off a scalpel-happy doctor. It was a long labor, but a very calm, peaceful one (the delivery was a different story all together). Both boys were born alert and healthy (Apgar scores of 8 and 8.5) and nursed immediately and very successfully. Devin was involved in the birth the whole time and was an incredible husband-coach. Also - I adore our midwives Diane and Belinda, they gave us the most wonderful birth possible and I feel so incredibly blessed to have had the option of midwife care even though I was carrying twins. 

More to come in the (hopefully) near future. For now, here's a look at our sweet boys at two days old:

Weston Scot: Born Oct 17th at 7:46am, 7lbs, 3oz, 20.5 inches 
Isaac Knight: Born Oct 17th at 8:41am, 7lbs, 9oz, 21 inches


  1. Congratulations on the delivery that you hoped for and the arrival of your boys. The days, weeks, and even months following the birth of your boys will probably be a fog (albeit a very happy one). If you ever need any support, tips, or just a shoulder, please join us over at We have a breastfeeding forum that is supported by some successful twin mamas, as well as forums dedicated to each age and stage of your kids' lives.

    Congrats again!

  2. Oh my, what precious little dears! Congratulations, mama!

    New life always makes me think of the Lord and all of His creatures:

  3. Praying for you, girl. Love you! Thanks for the update.

  4. Yay! I loved your video so, so much. And was even more thrilled when a friend found this blog - I've been dying to hear how things went. Having twin girls myself though, I am surprised to have an update already! Way to go. :D I second ECUTwinMama - has been an amazing resource for me.

  5. Congratulations from another twin mom ! When I first saw your video I almost doubted it .. I think it was more out of jealousy that I can't move like that on a normal day .. nevermind while pregnant for twins ! I hope you will stop on over at and say hi to our happy group of twins and their families. :)

  6. That's probably the most hilarious video I've ever seen.


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